Our First Alert 5 Weather team has been warning you about it for days.
Sizzling spring-time temperatures, and the first heat wave of 2020.
Several days of record setting temperatures will be possible across Southern Colorado late this week. Highs will be more than 15-25 degrees above average beginning Thursday, when the heat wave kicks off.
Thursday's forecast of 85 degrees in Colorado Springs will put us within 2 degrees of the record high. Pueblo's forecast high of 92 degrees will not only be the hottest day of the year, but also could threaten the current record.
The hot weather will continue through Friday, and more records could be in danger. Highs will warm back into the middle 80s in the Springs, with 90s on tap for Pueblo.
The heat will begin to subside this weekend. More moisture will also move into Southern Colorado, which will bring better chances for afternoon showers and storms, especially on Saturday.
The 80s will be gone by Saturday, with 70s in Colorado Springs through early next week.
Pueblo's forecast will be hot, hot, hot through the end of the week. With some relief on the way this weekend, we'll trade in those hot 90s for some more comfortable 80s.
With this year's first taste of toasty temps, this is a good time to remember what to do when the mercury rises.
Remember to drink plenty of fluids when spending time outside. Limit strenuous activities during the hottest times of the day, and never leave your pets or children inside a parked vehicle.
With the nice weather late this week, remember that we must all remain vigilant during the current COVID-19 pandemic. If you do need to leave your home, wear a mask and practice current safe social distancing measures.